The Confucius Institute is reviving traditional Chinese music

28 July 2013
Jin Wei Gu Qin Concert
Jin Wei Gu Qin Concert

Sydney, get ready to be serenaded to the beautiful and melodic sounds of the Gu Qin performed by maestro Jin Wei at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on 28th July. Presented by the Confucius Institute in partnership with the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The Gu Qin is a traditional Chinese instrument that was popular with scholars and literati as an instrument of great subtlety and refinement. It was widely associated with the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius and sometimes referred to as the father of Chinese music or the instrument of the sages. From a very young age Jin Wei started learning the Gu Qin, Chinese calligraphy and painting. Today, he is internationally recognised as a world authority and master of the Gu Qin and an expert Chinese calligrapher and painter. This is the second Jin Wei Gu Qin concert hosted by the Confucius Institute. In 2011, Jin Wei received an overwhelming response from the audience in Sydney who especially commented on his beautiful song recitals. This year, on special request Jin Wei will sing several traditional Chinese songs accompanied to the melodious sound of the Gu Qin. Following the concert, the Confucius Institute will host Chinese tea offering the audience a special opportunity to meet Maestro Jin Wei in person and discuss his passion for traditional Chinese music.

Time: 2.00pm

Location: Recital Hall East, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Cost: Free

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